Keys in Ignition, Princess Bea's Beamer Goes Missing

Security detail follows Sarah Ferguson's daughter, 20, into store; thieves take advantage
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2009 4:11 PM CST
Princess Beatrice stands in the Parade ring on the first day of the Royal Ascot in Ascot, England.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The prized BMW belonging to Princess Beatrice—daughter of Sarah Ferguson and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth—was stolen yesterday, the Sun reports. The daylight theft occurred while Bea and her bodyguard shopped in downtown London; she left the car unlocked and the keys in the ignition. “She is naturally very shocked and upset,” a source said. The Beamer was a gift from the princess’ father, Prince Andrew.